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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2019-05-20 14:39 |

Profile Products recently completed its state-of-the-art wood fiber processing plant in Conover, North Carolina as part of a five-phase expansion project that will include more infrastructure for creating new fiber technologies. The investment provides significant capacity to support growth for the foreseeable future.

In addition to the new plant, the project features state-of-the-art greenhouses that...

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2019-05-20 12:47 |

For the 1Q 2019, Enviva Partners, LP generated net revenue of $158.4 million, an increase of 26.4%, or $33 million, from the corresponding quarter of 2018.

For the 1Q 2019, Enviva Partners, LP generated gross margin of $9.9 million, as compared to $(5) million for the corresponding period in 2018, an increase of approximately $14.9 million.

For the 1Q 2019, net loss was $8.9 million, as compared to a net loss of $19.3 million for the 1Q 2018....

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2019-05-14 10:04 |

U.S. increased 35.7% y-o-y pellet exports to UK in first quarter of 2019 to 1.1 million tones with exports value was up 35.3% to $143 million, according to USDA data. The share of UK in U.S. pellet exports expanded 7 pp to 71.3%. Total pellet exports from U.S. soared 22.3% to 5.12 million m3 in the first quarter.

Pellet exports from U.S. to Denmark decreased 15.7% to 198.7 thousand tones with exports value was down 13.1%...

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2019-05-10 14:04 |

Jartek delivered to Donelley Sawmillers Ltd first wood thermal modification chamber and thermal oil boiler plant in 2017. During year 2018 this plant with one 35 cubic metres chamber was not able to satisfy demand of thermally modified Radiata Pine and company decided to invest to second similar chamber.

Jartek is leading supplier in Finnish sawmilling technology. Also family owned company is specialized in log handling- and...

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2019-05-10 13:00 |

Pinnacle Renewable Energy’s (“Pinnacle”) 1Q 2019 revenue totaled $89.6 million, an increase of 26.2% compared to $71 million for the 1Q 2018.

Pinnacle reported a net loss of $6.3 million in 1Q 2019, compared to $12.8 million in Q1 2018. Net profit in 1Q 2019 was $0.2 million. Comprehensive loss for 1Q 2019 was $6.8 million. Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) totaled $8.3 million in 1Q 2019, compared to $...

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2019-05-10 12:21 |

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (“Greenbacker”) announced the acquisition of the 12-megawatt Eagle Valley Clean Energy (“EVCE”) biomass project. Terms were not disclosed.

The Eagle Valley Clean Energy biomass facility is a Gypsum, Colorado-based power plant which generates electricity from the combustion of waste wood. The plant sells 100%...

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2019-05-09 12:37 |

Saratoga Forest Management in Saratoga, Wyoming, suspends production starting May 20 and resuming on June 10, reports  Random Lengths.

“This suspension is to complete necessary maintenance projects in the sawmill and planer,” said Gary Ervin, SFM Managing Partner.

Normal shipping hours will continue during this downtime as long as there is inventory to ship.

Saratoga Forest Management applies modern forest management...

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2019-05-09 12:04 |

Ontario government is investing $5.5 million over five years in Ben Hokum & Son Ltd sawmill, helping the lumber producer protect over 100 jobs, create at least five new jobs and purchase new technologies to optimize its business. These investments are expected to result in a significant jump in domestic sales as well as exports.

“Ben Hokum & Son Ltd is an Ontario success story and I am pleased to see how this business...

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2019-05-09 11:32 |

Bergs Timber AB has signed a letter of intent with AB Fogelfors Bruk regarding a potential acquisition of all shares in Fågelfors Hyvleri AB.

The transaction is subject to the signing of a share purchase agreement (“SPA”), conducting a due diligence to the satisfaction of Bergs Timber, financing and board decision. The company will make an announcement once the SPA is signed and closing of the transaction is planned to...

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2019-05-08 11:45 |

Hawke’s Bay’s flourishing forestry industry will be celebrated this year with the announcement of a new awards event being held in November.

It’s been eight months in the making and sees the region join the likes of Gisborne, Nelson, southern North Island, Whangarei...

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2019-05-08 11:09 |

Dr Hunter Harrill, is leaving University of Canterbury School of Forestry after 8 years to take up a new position at Humboldt State University, USA as Assistant Professor.

Rien Visser, Director of Forest Engineering at UC acknowledged...

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2019-05-03 15:27 |

Lumber prices in North America continued their decline from the 3Q/18 with another quarter of substantial reductions. Average lumber prices for southern yellow pine were down 12% quarter-over-quarter in the 3Q/18, which was then followed by a reduction of 17% in the 4Q/18.

With practically no change in log or chip prices, gross margins, and the EBIDTAs, have plunged in the Southern states, after having reach a 13-year high in the 2Q/18, as reported in the latest issue of the WRQ....

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2019-05-03 15:08 |

In August 2018 Caterpillar Inc. announced plans to sell its forestry business to Weiler Forestry Inc. Caterpillar and Weiler have now entered into a definitive agreement to sell Cat’s purpose-built forestry business. The deal will close in Q3 2019.

In November last year, Gough Cat announced that they’d entered into an agreement with United States company...

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2019-05-03 11:22 |

PotlatchDeltic Corporation reported net income of $6.6 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, on revenues of $181.7 million for the 1Q ended March 31, 2019. Excluding after-tax special items consisting of a gain on the sale of the legacy Deltic MDF facility and a loss on the extinguishment of debt, adjusted net income was $5.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share for the 1Q 2019.

“Our 1Q results reflect seasonally lower activity and challenging operating conditions,” said Mike Covey,...

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2019-05-03 10:50 |

Stora Enso has joined the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic waste and pollution at the source. The Global Commitment and its vision for a circular economy for plastic is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment.

For Stora Enso, signing the commitment is another step to combat the global problem of plastic pollution by providing renewable alternatives. Stora Enso will contribute by cooperating with customers and suppliers to...

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2019-05-02 11:12 |

Linck to present a new profiler unit VPM 350 at LIGNA 2019. The family of VPM profiler units was extended by an additional machine model.

In addition to the high end machine VPM450, the smaller VPM 350 was developed to be used for cant heights of up to 350 mm and cutting depths of up to 75 mm.

The smaller adjustment paths and chip removal volumes made it possible to simplify drive and cutting tool design. There is only...

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2019-05-01 13:53 |

Looking back –  Report 2009  http://forestportal.efi.int/content/view/169/15/

Land areas around the world totalling more than the size of Canada have been identified as having potential to be restored to good quality, healthy forests, a new study has found.

As the global effort to help tackle climate change by reversing the alarming loss of forests steps up, scientists using sophisticated...

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2019-05-01 13:24 |

Wood is an established and versatile construction material, used to build everything from high-rises and airports to apartment buildings. It also, however, is not immune to catching fire. A new coating could help keep that from happening, and it’s actually made from wood.

Developed in Finland by scientists at the VTT Technical Research Centre,...

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2019-05-01 12:15 |

While both New Zealand and Russia are at the top of the leaderboard for softwood log imports into China, as the accompanying table shows, Russia tops the leaderboard for sawnwood imports.

That is largely driven by export tariffs on logs by Russian government which incentivises sawing Russian logs on their side of their border with China.

Source: MIS ITTO Report

The post...

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2019-05-01 11:54 |

Log export markets – This week WoodWeek.com has received it’s monthly update from the Champion Freight team. In short China is up again, all other key Asian log markets are down.

The chart shows total log export values to China year-on-year to the end of March were up 20 percent year-on-year contributing to overall log exports growing 16 percent across all markets.

To the end of March, China shipments month-on-month are...

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